SEATTLE METROPOLITAN SINGERS
The Seattle Metropolitan Singers ("the Met") is an adult treble (SSAA) chorus for people of varying levels of ability. All are welcome, from the novice to the very experienced. The music performed ranges from traditional spirituals to foreign language pieces to popular music—variety is the spice of this choir! Opportunities are available to those who wish to perform solos, duets and small ensembles. The season runs from September through early June. Small concerts are peppered in along with two large performances in December and June.
ABOUT OUR LEADERSHIP
Allan Andrews, the Seattle Metropolitan Singers music director, moved to Seattle in 2012 after retiring from a 34-year career of teaching choral music in Oklahoma and Texas. Allan received his BMus from Oklahoma City University, and his MMus from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He began his career as choral director at Lawton High School (Lawton, OK). After completion of his master’s degree, he taught at both the high school and college level in Texas, retiring after serving as Head Choral Director at R. L. Turner HS in Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas, and at Northlake College, one of the colleges in the Dallas County Community Colleges. He is a frequent clinician and adjudicator across the Southwest, and has also served as an adjudicator in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Allan serves as Artistic Director for the Swedish Singers of Seattle, a member chorus of the American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS), and holds the position of national director with the AUSS. He is the Director of Music at Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle. He is a member of the board of both the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium and the Washington Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Daniel Emme, The Seattle Metropolitan Singers accompanist, began his career with the Met in September 2019. He has been collaborating with vocalists and choral and instrumental ensembles for over 5 years. In addition, Daniel studied music composition with Dr. Jae Hyeok Jang at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Since 2017, Daniel has written, recorded, and produced five albums of piano music. Along with his work with The Met, Daniel leads a youth music group at his church, Eastridge Baptist, arranges music on commission, teaches piano with his wife, and plays for various events. In addition to piano, he plays many other instruments, including one of his favorites- the accordion. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys hiking, reading, playing board games, and wood-burning.
An audition and previous choral experience are required, but don’t be daunted. If you haven’t sung in a choir in awhile, this is a perfect opportunity to get back in it! The Seattle Metropolitan Singers are a very warm group who pride themselves on camaraderie and fun.
The choral group performs in a variety of venues including neighborhood musical halls, retirement communities, and the annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. We host a Spring Concert and a Holiday Concert. Check our Events page for our current performances!
The next set of auditions for the Met will be in early January 2020. In the meantime, come see us in concert!
The Seattle Metropolitan Singers' season runs from September to June. Membership is through low-key auditions, which are held in August and early January. If you’re interested in joining, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include which part you usually sing (A1, A2, S1, S2), any prior choral experience, and how well you read music.
Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. at the Rainier Arts Center in Columbia City, 3515 S Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118.
Based on a 9 month season, members pay donations of $40 per month. Scholarships are available, and considered on a case-by case basis.
Interested? Email: email@example.com for more information! We look forward to having your voice join with ours!